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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
. speaking at the united nations wednesday, rice said she was working off the best information she was given. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> rice considered a top candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state has been criticized by top republicans for initially saying the attacks in benghazi were not terror attacks. >>> more than 18,000 people will soon be out of a job. now that a judge approved the liquidation wednesday of iconic hostess brands. the company will be shutting down operations immediately after failing to reach a deal with a striking bakers union. but don't say good-bye to the twinkie just yet. hostess says it's optimistic buyers will swoop in to produce some of the most popular products. >>> and if you were one of the millions of people who hit the road or rails this thanksgiving, let's hope you were not stuck in this mess. thousands of cars were backed up for hours on the 405 inters
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
spoke out. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations. >> reporter: still, rice had to spend another day on capitol hill discussing benghazi with skeptical senate republicans. >> and realize that all of us here hold the secretary of state to a very different standard than most cabinet members. >> reporter: well, white house aides insist president obama is yet to make a decision between susan rice or massachusetts senator john kerry as his replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. at this point, aides say to me that the president knows he can't let this linger much longer, can't leave rice or kerry hanging in the wind. expect an announcement perhaps by early next weeks. >> chuck todd at the white house, thank you very much. >>> we want to turn and get a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. >>> ex-cia chief general david petraeus spoke out about his affair with biographer paula broadwell in a letter to his colleague james shelton nbc news has learned this morning
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
judicial system and declaring the courts are barred from challenging any of his decisions. a united nations official expressed serious concern saying this could cause a volatile situation. >>> a woman clowning around near the tomb of the unknowns and a worker that took the picture was fired. she was snapped pointing her middle finger shouting near an arlington national cemetery sign that asked for silence and respect. they took that on a paid trip by their employer. >>> halle berry's ex-boyfriend released on $20,000 bail, after getting into a fight with her current fiance outside her l.a. home thursday. gabriel aubry was hospitalized and later arrested on battery misdemeanor charges. aubry and halle are in a bitter custody dispute. >>> it is back in business this morning. mary thompson joins us from the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, thomas. markets close early this post holiday session. investors are looking to build on recent games. s and p and nasdaq up the last four sessions. what's on focus? retail stocks, given we had the official kickoff for the shopp
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president, but i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill tennessee republican senator bob corker spoke with rice wednesday and later warned the president that the job of secretary of state is held at a higher standard than his other appointees. >>> elsewhere, later today, "time" magazine will release a provocative exclusive. the magazine calls egyptian president mohammed morsi the most important man in the middle east. president morsi tells "time" that although he's been in office only five months, he is promising a parliament and elections in the next coming two months. today, morsi faces unprecedented strikes by the courts as well as massive protests after he granted himself near absolute power while he prepares for a nationwide address stressing unity. >>> last night, new yorkers celebrated the lighting of the world's most famous christmas tree. take a look. >> three, two
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
heading to the united nations this week in hopes of achieving a low level state hood status for his people. >>> rebels in syria are claiming an important victory, saying that they now hold one military base in syria. amateur video posted on a social media website showed rocket propelled grenades being fired during an overnight battle as opposition fighters captured a helicopter base, which is near the capital of damascus. and the government bombing of a village near the capital reportedly killed at least eight children while they were just outside playing. >>> now for a look at your monday weather, we check in now to nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> have a wonderful week snend. >> great holiday weekend. but back to work for a lot of folks. >> unfortunately. >> it happens. >> that's what we do. good morning everyone. it's a little chilly out there. nothing like the super storm san different remember that? we've all seen the damage pictures. this is some of the first video i've seen of when the damage was occurring. this was right before high tide, someone that should have evacuated
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
united states has invested $1.4 trillion in our nation's highway. 538 billion in aviation. 266 billion in transit. yet, amtrak, which was created in 1971, has received a small fraction of that spending of $41 billion. when you consider that compared to the oil and gas industry, we have spent, to bring that together, we have spent more than one year in the energy industry than we have spent an entire life of the program of amtrak. clearly, there seems to be an imbalance and it's not one that should be continued. regarding the vision of high-speed rail, but amtrak services, one of those alternatives. it may only achieve the average of 83 miles per hour, along the nec, and surely that is definitely better than the long delays of major interstate systems that we have. this committee should consider the role to facilitate the development of critical infrastructure and the continuation of one of america's greatest assets, and that is passenger rail. i would like to thank all the witnesses before the committee today. i look forward to hearing your testimony about how the reorganization of amt
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
to me united nations, security council related, global responsibility to europeans like to prefer 3+3, which means the european union is the main player. i'm a little nervous about if you're in europe you had better say three plus the otherwise you will not be served dinner. [laughter] but i think it is, five plus one of course is important to keep on. but i think u.s. should not do, u.s. does not hide inside this group. u.s. has now time to take responsibility. and to change, to start with its relations with iran. isn't it time now, they give up on the occupation of the u.s. embassy in connection with islamic revolution of 1979. should also the iranians try to forget the shooting down in the gulf of iranian airliner. and we have i think americans in iran who was not part of 9/11. it is very difficult to me what the problem with diplomatic relations with iran but there was no problem for the u.s. to ever i think -- [inaudible] truman and eisenhower had relations with stalin. my god, stalin was something much worse. but these leaders, there is sort of nervousness to be in touch with
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
independent state and then the united nations following world war ii is no more. they are in dissent of the magnitude of human tragedies. the population exchanges, and the damage done to the infrastructure of the country. in the material sense, and we are talking about the country of 2 million people, and more than 25 million who have been displaced. only by a week ago, the refugees that were 160 # ,000, lebanon more, and jordan even at the same skill of turkey. our refugees, apart from those who are displaced within the country itself, and the regime in damascus cannot add to the control nearly 70% of the countryside of syria, and its urban centers, damascus and other parts, are battlegrounds between the oppositions and the regime so the -- before this started, reach today, march 15, 20 # 11, we could never think that we have too much -- march 14, 2011, it's over. the syria -- [inaudible] the question we face in turkey, the region, and all over the world, what we know is that the religion ended, and yet the paradox is religion is in place in damascus so the question is when and how --
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
and china is also reportedly going to offer help upgrading palestinian status at the united nations. gaza city is still assessing damage following eight days of air strikes. 161 plane palestinians and 5 israelis were killed in that violence. >>> a fire captain remains in the hospital this morning after fracturing his neck while battling a three-alarm fire in san jose. this morning the damage is done at the apartment complex as well on willowleaf road near fruitdale and bascom. christie smith has an update on the fire captain's condition. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know, it was a very scary thanksgiving night here in san jose. an apartment building caught fire. people had to run into the night and a ceiling came down and collapse it on a firefighter. he's still in the happen this morning. now that it's getting a little lighter out here, i want to show you part of the roof is gone, it caved in last night. this is a fast-moving three-alarm fire. it started at 8:30 on willowleaf drive and took firefighters three long hours to knock it down. residents forced to evacuate. 18 people d
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
homes nearby have also been evacuated. >>> on the international scene, the united nations today voting to decide whether palestine should be recognized as its own country. the resolution would change palestine's status from entity to nonmember state. that means palestine would have access to more international resources, including international criminal courts. now the expectation is it will pass very easily. both the u.s. and israel, however, have said they will vote no and have threatened to withhold funding for the west bank government if the resolution passes. >>> a new study finds guantanamo bay detainees would be just fine in u.s. jails. senator dianne feinstein, who shares the senate intelligence committee, says the government report shows moving gitmo detainees to the u.s. would not hurt national security. u.s. prisons apparently hold 373 prisoners convicted of terrorism and there are no major problems. there are 166 detainees at guantanamo bay. >>> 5:21 right now. coming up, a brand new movie about the shooting of oscar grant about to debut at a major film festival. we'll tell
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
little slow for 880. back to you. >>> 6:59. one final check of the top stories. the united nations expected to pass a resolution today to recognize palestine as its own state. the u.s. asked the palestinian president to abandon the effort but he refused. the u.s. and israel say they will vote no on the resolution. >>> closer to home, one of the three men convicted in the infamous kidnapping of a school bus full of students in chowchilla has been denied parole. he will be eligible for parole in three years. this one very historic around here. woods convicted for his kidnapping of the students and their bus driver back in 1976, ultimately burying them alive in a moving van. >> it's a frightening time. >>> two people hold winning tickets to the highest powerball jackpot ever. more than $587 million. lottery officials say the winning tickets were sold in arizona and missouri. not clear whether the tickets were bought by individuals or groups. >> congratulations to all. >> have a great day, everybody. see you at 7:25. >>> good morning. >>> good morning. we have winners, two winning tickets sold
NBC
Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
francisco home to the nation's smallest apartments. the micro units will be just 220 square feet. that includes, get this, a kitchen, a bathroom and closet space. look at the closet. goal is to create more affordable housing options in the city where the average rent for a studio is currently $2,000. >> and you know the silver lining for such a small apartment, less interior designing. >> i guess so. >> one picture, you're good. 4:43 now. could a strike at one of the nation's largest retailers derail your holiday shopping plans? >>> hewlett-packard's billion dollar bad buy is affecting wall street this morning. >>> welcome back to you. a live look outside san francisco this morning. that's a pretty shot. >> i like that. >> got to love our control room. a lot ahead. 4:46. the fda has approved a seasonal flu vaccine. the vaccine produced by the swiss drugmaker novartis is used making animal cell technology rather than traditional chicken egg method. the fda says it is faster than egg-based production and could build stockpiles in the event of a flu pandemic. it is approved for peop
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
the challenges in k-12 education and national security of the united states. and it didn't turn out to be terribly hard stop. she knew i had her at that point. it didn't take a follow-up phone call. she was paid. the coach at this report of the commission. the whole idea educators, but people often don't come together in the same space and essentially say -- they raise the questions about the relationship between the educational challenges we face in the national security challenges we face and the summaries to recast as a share, retain this issue for a broader audience because in some ways the fact you are here reflects the fact you are here at the risk of being redundant. bobo bluebonnet to do was get at people who read foreign affairs rather than the chronicle of higher education and journals such as that. so what they've done about two dozen other old outfit out this report. if you haven't read it and you would like to read it it's on cfr.org. the idea was not so much the result, but the issue center stage. so let me just turn to them to start and basically say, wishes to the ba
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Nov 26, 2012 10:00am EST
1971 after the united nations issued a report in 1969. there is a potential [indiscernible] we integrated the islands in 1895, about 220 years ago. for the first 75 years, we never received any claim from china. the un report changed their position and they started to claim the island. today, i don't want to get into the details. but i would like to point to the two elements. this is not an isolated issue. in the south china sea, china is trying to advance into the philippines and vietnam and other countries. they claimed the islands in the south china sea. in the east china sea, there is an issue with japan. in the japanese archipelago to taiwan, the philippines, [indiscernible] china ultimately expressed a strong interest in the maritime security and the territorial claim among those islands. this is a chinese maritime strategy. >> that is an important point. what you're basically saying is this is about power. china is clearly becoming more powerful. you are seeing lines challenged. i remember talking to george soros after he so-called broke the back -- broke the bank of eng
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
budget is that about $800 billion a year. the united states commitment to the military budget is greater than the military budget of the next 10 highest military spending nations combined. those 10 nations together -- together spend about 50 -- 450 billion. we spent 800 billion. now here is the trick. our money is heavily invested in sophisticated military hardware. very sophisticated pieces of equipment, which truthfully impact our domestic economy. but the truth of the matter is the discussion about budgets from having put many, many budgets together is not a discussion just about money. it is a discussion about priorities and values. and we have to determine, you know, to me when you talk about what the deal is to be made, to sequester includes deep cuts in the military. and many on the right and mini and communities with error bars, military contractors that employ a lot of people will art in to avoid this military cuts. what we have to say is the nation as it is important that we prioritize education, infrastructure right alongside of trying to have security that comes from
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Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
san suu kyi's need of burma. god bless the nation of burma and bless the united states of america. amen. >> please be seated. >> ladies and gentlemen, the honorable joseph crowley, representative of the seventh district of new york. >> thank you speaker and reverend conroy. thank you to all of my colleagues here today as well as the distinguished senators here with us. mrs. bush and madam secretary, our thanks and appreciation to both of you for not only taking the time to be here today, but for your many contributions to this effort and for your commitment to advancing the cause of freedom and democracy in burma. i would be remiss if i did not also mentioned someone who is not with us here today and that is congressman tom lantos. he and his staff worked so hard on burma for so many years. i wish you were here today to share this moment in history with us. today is an amazing day. today is an incredible day. who would have thought that when this bill was introduced in the house in 2008, when aung san suu kyi was still under house arrest, that in a few short years she would be sta
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Nov 27, 2012 1:00am EST
national infrastructure bank. according to a recent report, failing to invest in our nation 's infrastructure could cost the united states $129 billion a year and over the next 10 years. it reads, u.s. businesses added $430 billion in transportation costs. u.s. exports will fall. meanwhile, we are falling behind in the global economy. china invests 9% of their gross domestic product in infrastructure. india, 5% and rising. in america, we spend less than 2% of gdp on infrastructure. it is a concept with broad and bipartisan support. it could help close the gaps. do something about bringing tele-communications across this nation. it could work to create jobs all across america. good jobs. that cannot be outsourced so we are once again making things in america, becoming more competitive in the global economy. this is a great nation. has been built on brick and mortar and fiber-optic spirit we have got to get back to doing that again. millions of families are struggling -- struggling right now. we need to pass jobs legislation right now, including an infrastructure bank. i was plea
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
on government. we've been able to feature some of the nation's most respected judges, legal scholars, lawyers, and policy analysts. the marquee event is tonight's program. the namesake of tonight's lecturer became the youngest associate justice ever to serve on united states supreme court when he was appointed by president madison in 1812. he made a significant mark on american law in his 33 years on the bench, but his greatest contribution is is renowned commentaries on the constitution. justice story a famously and correctly declared "a constitutional government is addressed to the common sense of the people and never was designed for trials of logical skills or visionary speculation." this lecture series celebrates his legacy in the law. prior lectures have been judge robert bork, professor john harrison, judge raymond randolph, and chief justice of the united states court of appeals of the sixth circuit. tonight, we're honored to add a fifth name to that prestigious list as a welcome justice anthony kennedy. justice kennedy received his bachelor of arts degree from stanf
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 10:30pm EST
co-founders of the youth lead campaign to fix the national debt. then in the depositions to secede from the united states. we are joined by a georgetown university law professor. washington journal, live starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. but what soldiers now placed on century duty on the road in and out of boston and on guard outside the homes, officials and with british artillery now aimed at the town house of the general court, it is easy to understand why many boston residents felt threatened by the occupation. many he is how some soldiers try to stir up racial tensions in their town. not everyone in boston is white. for instance, with an -- within a month and there are rival, three british officers had been discovered encouraging some african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of the stock officers assured these black bostonians that the soldiers were there to procure their freedom and that with their help and assistance, we should be able to drive all the liberty bowl is to the devil. while that slaves he talked to ignore these lies, the briti
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
nation. that is what one of the things that makes us very defensive from the united states. if in canada, whereas the united states you say go west to find your identity, in this country is going north. that is part of something that the finds for for our identity and has promise in abundant resources. but let me save this. one of the things we try to do as the government, and with some success, in the economic circumstances, is we have come we couldn't be in a better situation than to have the united states as the only real neighbor, our closest economic partner and ultimately our ally and friend on everything in the world. at the same time, we are canadian national who value what is distinctive and unique about this country and in our own modest way that this is that country. we seen no incompatibility with that. what we have tried to do and try to tell canadians is there is no need for true canadian nationalism to have any sense of anti-american, we're different, distinct, unique, we value that, there are aspects not just of canadian policy but character that have proven themse
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Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
for public investment. failing to invest in our nation's infrastructure can cause the united states $129 billion a year and over the next 10 years. u.s. businesses would pay $430 billion in transportation costs, household incomes will fall by 7000, and exports will fall by $28 billion. meanwhile, we are falling behind in the global economy. china invests 9% in gross domestic product and infrastructure. here in america, we spend less than 2% of gdp on infrastructure. it is constant bipartisan support that can help close these gaps, restored bridges and water systems. we can do something about telecommunications across this nation, allowing us to build a twenty first century infrastructure. it can work to create jobs all across america. well paying jobs that can't be outsourced. we are once again making things in america, and this is a great nation that has been built on bricks and mortar and fiber optics. we have got to get back to doing that again. we do not have the time or the luxury to play little games. we did pass job legislation right now including an infrastructure by, when t
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> on 16 or 17 bases in the united states we have military- run schools. the average cost to educate a job in that school per year is $50,000. -- to educate a child in that school. almost four times what the rest of public education costs. and the vast majority of our bases, we use public schools. we could take the money we are spending today and pay every public school system $14,000 per child and save billions of dollars per year. and with the same or better outcomes. >> this weekend you can talk with oklahoma senator tom coburn about the fiscal cliff, affordable care act and the future of the republican party on book tv's "in-depth." the senator has written several books and reports. join the three-hour conversation with your calls, e-mail, tweets and facebook, it's for medical doctor, author and senator tom coburn on book tv's "in-depth." on c-span2. >> coming up today on c-span, live from capitol hill with "washington journal." 11:30 a.m., senate assistant majority le
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Nov 28, 2012 7:30am EST
think of nations and companies, there are rise and fall stories and the united states is so clean not on the fall side but political campaigns are a lousy time to think about the truth of what is happening. one of the hard truths, there were five white guys, we tried to figure out, tall guys and doug and we are very well aware of this. you would not believe how busy -- we had a more diverse -- for all those who say we would love to build you into the conversation, what i want to talk about is a strategic economic choice facing the nation. strategy in economics, is there more something fundamental about the way the united states is positioned, with its choices are. michael porter who is here with us, wave so we know who you are, not very diverse, michael is a distinguished professor from harvard business school who has his own followers, acolytes. when i worked in the senate in the 1990s, our whole staff were riveted to much of michael's work and guidance, we read just talking in the green room that had we listened and moved the needle on the shoes back then the united states might not be
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Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm EST
things. number one, the diplomatic industrial and economic pieces of strategy for the united states and for other countries are parts that are used to i guess put forth those pieces that are the best for those nations, for their interest. however, there are some governments that do not and will not adhere to those things that are within the interest of the united states. if that is the case, then we have to have places that we can bring troops into at a moments notice and in a short period of time in order to be able when necessary to put forth a military piece. >> host: so you are against drawing down some of these bases around the world? >> caller: i would say i agree, some of them are unnecessary and the military has taken that into account but i'm listening to the ones that she is talking about and i'm going, that is not exactly -- >> host: which ones in particular are you concerned about? >> caller: i was listening to her talk about japan and the base in germany, i agreed. the military has looked at and taken account germany. you have a -- in north korea. north korea is not a p
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am EST
about the same time. for women of color and the entire united states teaching the, two blacks, one nation, one latina. and that is not so long ago. a few years afterwards i went into the classroom and having mostly men in a classroom, most of whom on election night before the election was decided i had to turn us in a classroom and was filled with that romney's. i woke up to a brand-new world. this is the way law schools looked when i was coming out. when you first started teaching to the woman, when he lived in massachusetts he didn't just say professor, he said blake though you could really profess anything. i really rocketed me back. so i think in addition to the mockery generally and the electorate, in addition to the demeaning of women generally, you sort of have a celebrated when were hired, but it's also a double whammy in a political setting. >> i'm in washington. it's an interesting place. i love d.c., but when you look at the washington that we are talking about, when you actually go into the halls of congress and have a visual, the next time you look at something going o
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Nov 21, 2012 7:30am EST
that we should want newcomers to the united states to have a good shot at becoming successful americans who can support themselves rather than rely on taxpayers, who can and do fully participate in local, state and national political deliberations, fully participate in our culture and who see themselves and are seen by others as americans. these are things we want, these are things we should take steps to achieve. assimilation shouldn't, in my view, mean the elimination of what's distinctive about immigrant cultures. the assimilation i have in mind is compatible with immigrants changing and ideally enriching the national culture. the important thing is that newcomers and native-born americans alike have a shared sense of belonging, consider their interests to be common interests rather than antagonistic ones and be able to communicate with one another. an immigration policy that takes assimilation as one of its watch words would, i think, look different in important respects both from what we currently have and from some of the proposals that we often hear about. i think prett
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Nov 27, 2012 2:00am EST
united nations following world war ii is no more. they are in dissent of the magnitude of human tragedies. the population exchanges, and the damage done to the infrastructure of the country. in the material sense, and we are talking about the country of 2 million people, and more than 25 million who have been displaced. only by a week ago, the refugees that were 160 # ,000, lebanon more, and jordan even at the same skill of turkey. our refugees, apart from those who are displaced within the country itself, and the regime in damascus cannot add to the control nearly 70% of the countryside of syria, and its urban centers, damascus and other parts, are battlegrounds between the oppositions and the regime so the -- before this started, reach today, march 15, 20 # 11, we could never think that we have too much -- march 14, 2011, it's over. the syria -- [inaudible] the question we face in turkey, the region, and all over the world, what we know is that the religion ended, and yet the paradox is religion is in place in damascus so the question is when and how -- what day we will see as
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